Since I owned an iPad and we all know there are pros and cons about owning technology; however, I had the opportunity to upload Visual Learning and Visual Language, known as VL2's two stories told in ASL and English.
The first one I purchased was The Boy Who Cried Wolf and it is certainly interesting to see this popular fable told in ASL. My son liked this story while my daughter enjoyed it until The Baobab Tree came in. I just think it's mostly my girl's favorite colors, still she enjoys it a lot. Pretty much any time, she will look for the book and open it - she is going to be a late night reader like me.
VL2's stories come in story platform with several options, ASL and English, ASL only, English with word choice that shows the signer providing the sign (or sign sequence) for the particular word as well as fingerspelling. This encourages children who are either learning ASL or are bilingual in ASL/English to learn about ASL in a content concept.
This would be good for all young children, ASL students or just for your pleasure. While it may seem costly, the funds go to support VL2's endeavor in creating stories in ASL/English and encourage/enhance deaf children's ability to learn ASL and English.
I only hope that the stories will be also available in Android products soon. The more the merrier. The stories are awesome.
A new one is coming... The Little Airplane That Could. I am looking forward to this story and many more! My kids are too.
Link to VL2's site: http://vl2storybookapps.com
The picture is a screenshot of the website.
iTunes for The Baobab Tree: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-baobab/id585916034?mt=8
iTunes for The Boy Who Cried Wolf: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boy-who-cried-wolf-vl2-storybook/id826618004?mt=8
To Be Whole
Currently I am an ASL teacher at a local college and at an high school. I received my Masters in Sign Language Education from Gallaudet University. At home, I am an activist within the community, Northwest Indiana. My son is in first grade and my daughter goes to E.C.L.I.P.S.E. ASL Preschool. Change begins with you and change is effective with a team.